Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough
Provisional GCSE results have been released today showing that Bedford Borough students' average Attainment 8 Score for 2021 was 48.28. This is the average score obtained by a student for their best 8 GCSE results.
This year, 73% of students secured a Grade 4 and above in both English and Maths. 45% of Bedford Borough students secured grade 5 and above in English and Maths.
A huge well done to every young person - and all their teachers, parents and carers - who worked so hard to achieve these results in what has been a very challenging year.
GCSEs changed in 2014 to a numerical grading system with results now graded from 9 - 1. It is not possible to directly compare the new grade scale with the old A* to G grades, though as a guide, a 9 is roughly the equivalent of an upper A*, and a 1 is effectively a G. A grade 4 pass is valued as a passport to further education and employment.